'Age United' is a labour of love as students strike up friendship with older generation
Published 15/05/2014 | 16:37
Singing, dancing and card-making was the basis of the firm friendship which was struck between these two unlikely groups.
A group of 30 students from St Josephs School in Lucan, Dublin, today launched the 'Age United' video- a two minute clip recording their school project detailing their attempt at reaching out to the older generation in their community.
The project was undertaken as part of the girls' school CSPE project, and quickly turned into a labour of love, as the two groups bonded through dancing, singing and friendly chats over many cups of tea.
The second year students decided to contribute to their community by spending time with the local active retirement group and bridging the intergenerational gap.
Maura O'Reilly, the chairperson of the Lucan Active branch, said that they had a "great time" with the girls.